Communications Manager (Performance)

England and Wales Cricket Board

  • Team: Communications
  • Grade: Guide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Remote
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 2nd Jan 2023 GMT

Perks and benefits

Healthcare
Life Insurance
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Additional parental leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Salary sacrifice
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.44 (5400)

Job Description

PURPOSE

The women’s game is growing, with increased participation at grassroots level and an ever-higher profile at international level. As a highly-skilled and proactive Communications Manager, you will support the players and excite a wider audience – ensuring the England Women’s team continues to lead the way in professional women’s sport across the UK and on the world stage.

This role plays a critical role in driving interest in the England Women’s team, the England Women’s A team and the England Women’s U19 team, linking England players to the grassroots and encouraging more women and girls to take up the sport at recreational level.

In addition to the women’s game, you will be responsible for building the reputation of the ECB’s pathway programme in Men’s and Women’s cricket, showing the value of the Performance Centre based at Loughborough and the ECB talent development, including the Men’s Young Lions and Lions.

WHO WE ARE

The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional.

We believe cricket is a force for good that can have an enduring impact on everyone’s lives and we have an ambitious strategy to inspire a generation to say, ‘cricket is a game for me’. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social.  It can help inclusion and social cohesion, bringing communities together.

The ECB welcomes applications from all backgrounds to ensure we deliver our Inspiring Generations strategy and fulfil our purpose to connect communities and improve lives through cricket.

OUR VALUES

  • Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way.

  • Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots.

  • Be The Best In The Game – On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.

  • Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun.

YOU’LL LOVE THIS JOB IF

  • Enjoy working with your own initiative.

  • You thrive in busy, variable and exciting environments where no two days are alike.

  • Demonstrate examples of operating successfully in a diverse team under internal and external pressures, plus consistent delivery for all stakeholders.

  • Building positive working relationships with the media, broadcasters, elite athletes and coaches and working with integrity, confidentiality and confidence.

  • Enjoy being away from home for long periods.

YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Managing all aspects of the media operation around the England Women’s cricket team; organising interviews and press conferences; briefing players and management.

  • Building the reputation of the ECB’s Men’s and Women’s Pathway programme and the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough.

  • Working with all relevant ECB departments to ensure the smooth and successful staging of England Women’s home international matches, including delivery of broadcast requirements and requests.

  • Developing strong working relationships with the players, the media, ECB’s broadcast partners and sponsors, the ICC and overseas cricket boards, and other external partners.

  • Identifying and delivering new opportunities to showcase the England Women’s team and performance pathway in specialist and consumer media.

  • Create content for ECB’s print, online and social media channels, including: written pieces – player blogs, Q&A documents, match reports and player interviews.

  • Willing and able to travel for long periods both domestically and overseas.

YOU’LL HAVE

  • Sound knowledge of the domestic and international sporting environment and a clear understanding of how elite athletes or sports teams operate.

  • Excellent knowledge of English and International cricket and the UK media landscape, particularly sports, digital and news.

  • You are passionate about the future of international cricket and have a strong knowledge of the women’s game.

  • Excellent personal communications skills, professional writing ability, good knowledge of the latest social media trends, proven strategic planning ability, collaborative working methods and the confidence to operate very efficiently in a fast-paced professional environment.

  • Thrive in busy, variable and exciting environments where no two days are alike.

  • An ability to forge and maintain a wide range of relationships at all levels.

  • An aptitude for problem-solving and thinking on your feet.

YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • Competitive salary

  • Holiday - 25 days a year

  • Volunteering – 2 days a year

  • Pension - Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Private medical insurance

  • Employee health cash-back plan

  • Long-term sickness insurance

  • Life assurance - four times your annual basic salary

  • Enhanced maternity

  • Unmind – free and confidential access to a wellbeing app to help you manage your mental, physical, and financial wellbeing

  • OpenBlend - an innovative coaching and performance management tool

  • People Academy - a range of programmes and initiatives to help you develop and reach your potential

  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential access to expert services including counselling, wellbeing, and independent legal and financial advice

  • Free online fitness classes

  • ·30% Castore discount

  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Appropriate safeguarding training required for this position

  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games

 

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 2nd Jan 2023

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 2nd Jan 2023